Ellen Wilson

Ellen Wilson

Executive Vice President, Human Capital, UnitedHealth Group

Ellen Wilson was appointed executive vice president, human capital, UnitedHealth Group, in June 2013 and was named to the Office of the Chief Executive in November 2014. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of human resources, including compensation and benefits, talent management, leadership and employee development, rewards and recognition, and organization development.

Prior to her appointment, she served as Chief Administrative Officer for Optum, starting January, 2012. In this role, she played a central role in guiding Optum’s mission-critical business alignment and cultural programs.

Wilson brings deep experience in successfully leading large transformations in services-focused organizations. Prior to joining Optum, she served for 17 years at Fidelity Investments, most recently as head of Human Resources.

Wilson earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bryant University, and an MBA from Babson College. She serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA and on the Board of Directors for the Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis.

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